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Fine Valentine’s Day Facts

Intresting Valentine's Day Fun Facts, you probably didn't know about.

Kaylee Yakish, Contributor

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  • Every year, more than 36 million boxes of chocolates are sold across the country.
  • An average man spends $130 on Valentine’s Day, while women spend only about $70.
  • February 14 is the second largest card giving day of the year, just after Christmas. This year, it’s expected that 1 billion cards will be exchanged around the world.
  • Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives and girlfriends.
  • Hallmark was one of the first to mass produce a Valentine’s Day card, all the way back in 1913.
  • It’s estimated that the U.S. alone is going to spend $3.3 billion on flowers for loved ones this year.
  • The only other day that beats Valentine’s Day in floral sales is Mother’s Day.
  • Of the 124.6 million households in the U.S., it’s predicted that 43 million of them will purchase flowers.
  • The type of flower that’s sold mostly on valentine’s day are of course roses!
  • Passing out Valentines is a 600-year-old tradition.
  •  Roses are known as the flowers of love.
  • Groundhog Day was originally observed on February 14.
  • Lace is often used on Valentine decorations. The word “lace” comes from the Latin laques, meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart.
  • Valentine’s Day is a $14.7 billion industry in the U.S.
  • The red rose was the flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • In America, Valentine’s Day is the second busiest day of the year for restaurants.

Sources

https://www.1800flowers.com/blog/flower-facts/valentines-day-fun-facts-2017/

https://www.womansday.com/relationships/a4702/10-fun-valentines-day-facts-103385/

https://www.factretriever.com/valentines-day-facts

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Kaylee Yakish, Contributor

Kaylee Yakish is 7th grader that goes to Rogich Middle School. She likes to volunteer and help someone in need. She also used to do ballet and rhythmic...

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